Verizon has began to push out the new update to VZ Navigator that now allows 3D maps with 3D Cities that gives you a virtual reality view of major cities that do look very cool, along with highway signs to help you navigate your trip even easier! Android users have been able to enjoy this new version of VZ Navigator X as you can see from the video, but it seems Big Red still has love for its beloved Blackberry lovers!
The new addition also brings satellite maps that follow the user as well as day and has a new included night mode. Navigation also works on foot, by bike or mass transit. A deal with Microsoft has added Bing local search, and users can share their locations over Facebook Places. The app can use Android both to get triangulation without GPS and to play music or other content in the background.
VZ Navigator v.7 includes 3D maps works in cities that have been mapped out, such as Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Kansas City, New York City and Washington just to name a few.
- Smart Routes with Real-Time Traffic – Updated every 60 seconds, telling you when traffic is ahead and mapping out detours to get you around it
- Voice Turn-by-Turn Directions – Even with other apps open, you will continue hearing where to turn to keep you on track
- “Real” signs and road views – Accurate highway signs guide you into the correct lanes and prevent last minute lane changes
- Location Sharing – Use Place Messaging or Facebook to share your real-time location or the place of an upcoming meeting
- Virtual city driving with 3D buildings and graphics
- Satellite view that moves with your location
- Local search with Bing
- Real-time weather, gas prices, movie times and other local information
- Ability to add addresses to “favorites” for easy bookmarks of the places you frequent
The new VZ Navigator subscribers only, I currently have a Blackberry Torch 9850 but, I am sure it is available to other Blackberry devices! To check it out go to http://nav.vzw.com/vznav on your device.
Let us know what you think of it in the comments!